By Rebecca Stefoff
A longtime professor of Ethnic experiences on the collage of California at Berkeley, Ronald Takaki used to be famous as one of many most excellent students of yankee ethnic historical past and variety. while the 1st variation of A Different replicate was released in 1993, Publishers Weekly called it "a fantastic revisionist historical past of the United States that's prone to develop into a vintage of multicultural reviews" and named it one of many ten most sensible books of the yr. Now Rebecca Stefoff, who tailored Howard Zinn's best-selling A People's background of the U.S. for more youthful readers, turns the up-to-date 2008 version of Takaki's multicultural masterwork into A diversified replicate for Young People.
Drawing on Takaki's great array of fundamental resources, and staying precise to his personal phrases at any time when attainable, A Different replicate for teenagers brings ethnic heritage alive throughout the phrases of individuals, together with childrens, who recorded their reports in...
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Extra resources for A Different Mirror for Young People. A History of Multicultural America
In 1776, when the colonists began their War of Independence, Jefferson had supported removing, even destroying, hostile Indians. “Nothing will reduce those wretches so soon as pushing the war into the heart of their country,” he wrote to a friend. “But I would not stop there. . ” In Jefferson’s view, Indians had to be either civilized (in other words, made to act like white people) or exterminated. ” But in order to do that, Jefferson insisted, Native Americans must give up their customs, beliefs, and traditional ways of life.
In California, blacks, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Native Americans have become the majority. Minorities outnumber whites in cities across the country, such as Boston, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Within the lifetime of young people today, people of European descent will become a minority in the United States. We will all be minorities. How can we prepare ourselves for this future? One way is to recover the missing chapters of American history.
The English burned Irish villages and crops, moving the people onto reservations. Whole families were slaughtered, but the English justified their actions by saying that the families provided support for the rebels. The invaders took the heads of their slain enemies as trophies. ” The high death toll of the Irish soon left the land almost empty, which to the English meant that it was vacant and ready for them to settle it. And the same awful acts that had been committed against the Irish would soon be committed against the Native Americans, often by English veterans of the war in Ireland.
A Different Mirror for Young People. A History of Multicultural America by Rebecca Stefoff